COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The world’s well-noted “best restaurant” is suffering reputational damage after more than 63 diners reportedly became ill with vomiting and diarrhea after dining there last month.
According to reports, authorities inspected Noma, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, after receiving complaints that diners experienced vomiting and diarrhea after dining at the restaurant in mid-February.
Fødevarestyrelsen, the national food authorities who handled the inspection, discovered a sick staff member may be to blame. “There has been illness among staff who have handled the food products,” reads the report, as reported by The Copenhagen Post. “The inspection visit was due to guests complaining of vomiting and diarrhea.” The report says the restaurant is taking measures to correct issues raised by inspectors.
Noma has been crowned the world’s best restaurant for three years in a row on the San Pellegrino and Acqua list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. It’s known for its Nordic fare, including lumpfish and bleak-fish roe.